Photos in the Rockies

location guide: Colorado

Whether you want photos downtown against some new street art or you want to show off Colorados natural beauty, we have it all here. With so many great options throughout our beautiful state, take your pick below!


lakewood heritage center

A beautiful and expansive park in Lakewood that has two lakes, beautiful fields of tall grass, a covered bridge, and a beautiful stone sitting area by the water. Another side of the park also features a red barn, tractor equipment, and a row of 60's style historic buildings!

rino arts district

The area spanning the blocks from 24th-36th between Blake St & Larimer St in Downtown Denver are host to some of the best street art around. Not only that, it is ever-changing so you never know what you are going to get! Colorful murals cover alleyways and the sides of buildings and offer a truly artistic setting for photos!

golden history park

Also known as Clear Creek History Park, this park in Golden features historical cabins and barns to use as backdrops, as well as a pathway, and places to trek down to the riverside. (There are even a collection of beautiful chickens to keep the kids entertained!)

Standley lake

This park in Westminster is set by a large lake with a long dock, with sandy beaches and trails all around, as well as fields of tall grass and a view of the mountains in the distance!

cheesman park

Cheesman Park is a beautiful manicured green space in Denver with a central white column pavilion, flower beds, and a mixture of trees and open space. Similar areas in the city would be City park & Washington Park.

Red ROcks

Hillside red rock formations along the foothills with wild grasses, trails and an iconic amphitheater.

17 Mile House Farm Park

This lovely spot in Parker, CO features a big Red barn with a windmill out front, a little white farm house, and then takes you along a path next to an open field down to a little grove of trees. It has a little bit of everything!

South valley Park

Similar to Red Rocks, this park in Ken Caryl, CO features beautiful large Red Rock formations and trails that take you through fields with views of the foothills, a truly gorgeous location!

Confluence & Commons Park

This urban park in downtown Denver offers a variety of scenery including a walking bridge, open green spaces, and pathways down to the South Platte River.

 

FLy'N B Park

A great option in the Highlands Ranch area, this quiet spot tucked away not far of I-470 is a nature park featuring an old farm house, fields of tall grass, a fishing pond and nature trails leading through tall trees.

horsetooth reservoir

Horsetooth reservoir is a hike up to Longmont, CO and requires a pair permit in advance but offers some beautiful mountain and water views. If you are up for a drive and a small fee it might be the right spot!

Mount Falcon

Mount Falcon is a gorgeous spot not too far into the foothills of Morrison CO that provides wonderful mountain views and Colorado scenery. It does require a paid permit in advance but is worth it for the beauty!

additional locations

City Park, the mountains of Summit County, Bluff Lake Nature Center, Boulder Open Spaces, Estes Park, the Sand Dunes, the Paint Mines, Castlewood Canyon, and Daniels Park are some but not all of the many other beautiful spots there are to photograph in Colorado. Some of these spots require hours of driving and special planning, others are right around the corner- but if you have something special in mind, let's make it happen!